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      03-07-2013, 04:10 PM   #1
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Subject: My Daily Driver
Requirement: Remove Salt and Grime and protect before Winter Storm Nemo!

Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adam's APC
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Washed with a mix of Adam's Car Wash and Adam's APC
- Wolf's Decon Gel
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Sonax 5/4 Fine Abrasive Polish - Uber Green Pad - Rupes LHR 21ES
- Sonax Polymer NetShield
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were autoscrubed, cleaned, and sealed

Products used

Links to products used -
Exterior
Adam's Car Wash
Adam's APC
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Sonax Fine Abrasive
Sonax Polymer NetShield
Adam's Super VRT
Adam's Metal Polish 1
Adam's Metal Polish 2
Adam's Glass Cleaner
Adam's Glass Sealant


Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Rupes LHR 15ES Random Orbital Polisher
Rupes LHR 21ES Random Orbital Polisher
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK35
Brinkmann
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Uber Foamer Attachment for Pressure Washer
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Uber Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster
RoboReel Power Extension Cord

Before - not too bad but I just wanted to clean it up and get some of the salt off.





Dirty wheels



Did you know Sonax Full Effect works well with the Kwazar Venus Pro?



Sonax Full Effect in action



Wheel Woolies used to agitate the tough brake dust and salt






Rinse



Adam's APC plus Adam's Car Wash (4oz/4oz/balance water) use to cut out all the salt and dirt off the car (it can and will strip last steps)


Shake well


Nice thick foam





After foaming we used an Uber Wool Wash Mitt to wash the car



Rinse


Beading shot of Sonax Polymer Net Shield - this was the test spot from 2 months back I did on the trunk deck - this was beading after the wash/apc mixture.


[video=youtube;LqTw-IgT2ZE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqTw-IgT2ZE&list=UUC0yUZXAbtH1BIj2ZU1z9aQ&index=4[/video]

Sorry no polishing shots, it was a light polish to remove the wash marks.

After - not many afters getting dark


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      03-07-2013, 05:49 PM   #2
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Nice DD, makes me want to sort my car out now.
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Nice work Phil on a beautiful S4.

Nice winter wheels! Lol. Whats the Summer set up?
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damn thats some thick foam, final result looks great!
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thanks guys!

the summer wheels are these ; ) BBS LM-R's

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/\ Damn! Just....Damn!
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@ one point I ran the BBS CX-R's for my winters ; )



click here to see the road to my daily driver ; )
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What PSI is your pressure washer?
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it is 1400 psi
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